After my fifth pandemic painting titled Ghost Golfers, I decided to work in a different medium. I’ve been writing and recording songs with my good friend Doug Shimmin under the band name the Covid Bros.
In late June, we released our first album, Essential Works with the guidance of Corey Roberts of Nub Records and digital distribution by CDBaby. You can find it wherever you stream or download your digital music, and we hope you do.
Songwriting, recording, and producing has really captivated my complete attention over this crazy spring and summer. There’s been so much to write about. I look forward to getting back in the studio to paint, however, we are finishing up our second release and hope to launch it this fall. After that, I will start painting again.
Like many artists during the pandemic, I am turning to creativity to get me through this isolation. I’m painting and writing and recording music.
I have had to cancel an upcoming exhibition, a trip to Oklahoma, as well as many plans, as I’m sure you have. However, I am looking forward to participating in online exhibitions like the one @AntonArtCenter is having and looking for new avenues to share my creative work.
Luckily, I have my wife and daughters to self quarantine with. I hope you have someone too. So in between home schooling and Face Timing family and friends look for new posts of paintings and music inspired by this strange time.
My first painting of the new year.
En plein air is a French term that simply means painting out in the open. Plein Jane is a brand new character that I’ve created to help express my insecurities as an artist with humor.
25 Detroit-area artists you should be following on Instagram
Wow, this is a wonderful surprise to be featured as one of the artist among this very creative bunch of 25 Detroit area artists. Thanks for the recognition Metro Times.
The metro Detroit art scene is better than ever — and more accessible! Check out these artist Instagrams to get inspired — and to add a pop of color to your Insta feed.Detroit Metro Times
‘All Media Exhibition’ at Detroit Artists Market through Feb. 15
Michael H. Hodges, The Detroit News Published 5:12 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2020
Several gifted landscape painters have works in the show, including Steve Miller with his acrylic-on-canvas “snapshot” of what appears to be the West Vernor culvert running under the train tracks…Michael H. Hodges
Follow the link below to read the full article.
Opening reception is January 17, 2020 from 6-9pm
What a great way to start the new year!
Two of my recent paintings “Train Stop” and “Ben Jamin” have been accepted by juror Dr. Hubert Massey into the Detroit Artists Market’s All Media Exhibition.
Show runs through February 15th
Detroit Artists Market is a non-profit gallery committed to contemporary art and to connecting artists, collectors and communities.
4719 Woodward Ave.
Detroit MI 48201
Unexpected Garden has been accepted to the Scarab Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition!
I’m very excited to have this painting selected by juror Mario Moore to be included in this group exhibition. The Scarab Club was founded by a group of artists in 1907. It has a rich history, for which I’d love to be a part of, starting with this exhibit.
Follow the link to read more about the artist/painter Mario Moore and the tradition of the Gold Medal Exhibit. Hope to see you at the opening.
Saturday, November 16th, 4-9pm, Art Exhibit, @ Pagan Pathways Temple, 28736 John R., Madison Heights, MI
This is a one day art show that features the art of Mark Barrera, Jonathon Bowen, Steven Gamburd, Dominique Alisha Luchow and Steve Miller.
The five artists display new work on canvas depicting the natural world’s elusive aspects, either outside our windows or viewed by our mind’s eye. DJ Candle-Ends will be providing an atmospheric soundscape.
This is a NO Cover event. Snacks and beverages provided.About the Venue
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My painting ‘Ben Jamin’ is a part of Royal Oak’s Art Explored public art program, and C&G News wrote an article about it. Here’s a link to that article.
“Ben Jamin,” is located on the Center Street parking deck, 300 S. Center St.